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PRESS RELEASE: We Applaud Hichilema For Repeating Health Measures Government Has Put In Place

24th March, 2020.

We have noted with encouragement the publicity being undertaken by UPND and it’s leader on various sponsored platforms echoing what government has been announcing and implementing the past 3 weeks.

We applaud UPND for complementing government efforts in sensitizing the nation on COVID-19 preventive measures.

President Edgar Lungu through the Ministry of Health and other line Ministries has been urging the nation on measures among which are;

1. Regular washing of hands.

2. Avoiding social gatherings.

3. Avoiding use of cash in transactions.

4. Reporting persons with symptoms to health authorities.

5. Keeping the elderly and persons with compromised immunity safe from exposure.

The PF government has made its stance clear through in an update to the nation that only evidence based decisions will be made in the best interest of the country. All options are on the table but every decision taken should be reflected upon with deep sobriety.

We are however concerned that Mr. Hichilema fails to understand that there comes a time in the life of a nation when we must put politics aside. On this call, we wish to advise the UPND leader that he cannot continue with his predatory political behaviour.

Mr. Hichilema wants to play politics without appreciating the gravity of this pandemic and it’s potential impact. Zambians must not be distracted by ‘opportunistic political predators’ who rejoice and like sharks, are ever ready to feast on any misfortune that visits our country. We have read with sadness his Twitter and Facebook messages linking the COVID-19 pandemic to elections.

According to the UPND, this is the perfect recipe for economic meltdown and food shortages which in turn lead to public unrest that UPND has been praying for. This has always been the perfect Hichilema political atmosphere. We are calling on Mr. Hichilema for once to put aside cheap politics and focus on defeating COVID-19 by working together with Government, Cooperating partners, private sector and other stakeholders.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has continued to lead the executive in ensuring a healthy, safe and conducive environment under strict disease surveillance prevails in the nation.

Issued by:

Sunday Chanda
Media Director
Patriotic Front
Party Headquarters

Copyright © 2020 ZR.

43 Comments

  1. Tikambepo

    Foolish Sunday Chanda your failure shouldn’t be HH’s fault waumfwa ayi!
    Kupusa,pamaso monga mbeba.

  2. Kubeja Badala

    PF and Sunday Chanda in particular, why should you always want to comment and issue statements on government issues. Please get this, this is not the time of the PIG ( Party and it’s government). For once leave policy matters to government. Restrict yourself to writing statements for your secretary general.

  3. ANTONIO

    Mr chanda if you have nothing to talk about better shut up,you are in government ,you dnt know your duty….be serious man

    • Patrick simwaba

      Awe kwena wat is his problem kwati bushilu mwe

  4. Brian Sehela

    But the headline said government appluads hh, no how come again u start condemning hh, useless reporting. We passed thru gassing no good reporting has come. Now hh z a citizen the powers to address everything z in the government.

  5. Nkoma tabingwa

    Katu tonka Mr chanda I thought all big and smart people they are matured 🤔 and they have respect to there fellow brethrens sham on you sir 😲😯.

  6. Kicks Kings

    Iwe Chanda, what is it you want from hh? tell the nation what it is that has made you to drag hh into covid 19 if you are not just after turnishing the image of upnd and its leader. Why have you failed to tell us what wrongs you have heard from him if at all you want us to be on your side? Wamupatafye.

  7. Kicks Kings

    What is wrong with repeating what has already been said? copy right reserved may be, make me understand what you are talking about by applauding hakainde hichilema. What is to applaude mr chanda? Why are you always fighting hh for no proper reason you people?

  8. Chepelecisa mukwao

    Canda if you have nothing to say shut up

    • NEMUKONGOLE

      Yes Abena Chepez tell Chanda. Omfwe mushatapule. Chanda Shut up

  9. Tikambepo

    All this is engendered by chris phiri.Ba Chris you’re the one who if I may say incite violence due to your rubbish and unprofessional reporting because you lack diplomacy.Thanx.

  10. Chendabusiku

    HH started very well in his address regarding the Covid19 virus but surely the undertone of his political song does not go away from his mouth. This has not only cost him “Sunny” the numerous elections but his integrity in the eyes of the majority. When are we going to get an opposition that is truly patriotic to our great nation? The man at NDC is childish, hysterical and cannot tame his togue let alone his temper. We need sober minded people, down to earth not the ones who buy degrees and pretend that they know all. Trump made announcements yes but made all the mistakes in this world,. Chitalu is a medical Dr. Let him give updates what is wrong with that? Dora Siliya is the information minister let her be part of the public dissemination of information. Do we really need Ksmbwili to tell us that only Lungu will talk what people WI listen to?. Ksmbwili stop scratching where it is not itching! This is not a court atte dance where you pretend to faint all the time. We all know the gravity of the virus and this has been made very clearly by the two Govt officials. Stop this cheap piticking.

  11. NEMUKONGOLE

    BT zoona ba Chanda fye. Ni Luziii ¢€£^^ΠΠΠ

  12. Jms

    Its a just a dog which doesn’t appreciate what a normal person can do.this party is misleading people especially those who doesn’t others or a nation at large. We have lent that the president is using people who are corrupt so that people believe them partaking in development of the nation to wipe their shame to people but as a Christian nation God is watching, you will suffer the consequence before your own people how can you ague with you own people even on bill 10. If a family puts a situation which does not fit the neighbors they won’t support it no matter how you go on mt Kilimanjaro,look in kk we had Lazarus Tembo as a minister now you cry for mixt I don’t understand, reasoning is the problem.

  13. Jms

    Its a just a dog which doesn’t appreciate what a normal person can do.this party is misleading people especially those who doesn’t recognize others or a nation at large. We have lent that the president is using people who are corrupt so that people believe them partaking in development of the nation to wipe their shame to people but as a Christian nation God is watching, you will suffer the consequence before your own people how can you ague with you own people even on bill 10. If a family puts a situation which does not fit the neighbors they won’t support it no matter how you go on mt Kilimanjaro,look in kk we had Lazarus Tembo as a minister now you cry for mixt I don’t understand, reasoning is the problem.

  14. Mr Lilato Mutumo

    Surely pF as old as you are busy targeting a young man who wishes best for his country. Ushe u pf always finds faults in HH , is it because his on yr necks n u are not able to breath with him in the country. please leave the young man who wishes the best n is capable of leading Africa at large
    Useless slugadic pf’s

  15. Jms

    To me John sangwa is more qualified than the speaker who can’t even blow the whistle for corvid 19 until the lineman raises the flag, maybe he is old let him stepdown. Viva South Africa who brainstorm why,how and when to do things,Zambians are bright don’t for get that.

  16. Youth movement

    We should appreciate were it is due than playing politics all the time even when hh has a point you want to take it Fun

  17. Joshua Lungu

    Wow nice continues research on protective measures…UPND is joking with life not knowing that Zambia is big than PF or UPND.Let us try to put all the blame,fight,winning people(votes) away and look forward to putting up a proper and better Zambia we wish to see…Hands together in fighting this pandemic and bring forth the productivity and development we want rather than calling each other fool….. Ain’t these people seeing to day we are slowly slowing down from moving forward…
    #PLEASE_ZAMBIA_IS_BIGGER_THAN_POLITICS…
    #TOGETHER_WE_CAN_FIGHT_THIS_PANDEMIC…

  18. HH Azinama

    HH’s opportunistic behaviour makes him look like an obnoxious clown. Just look at him in the mask.

  19. Kokoliko

    Let us fight the pandemic not one another this is divid and rule its always a loosing battle be matured namumfwa saana!

    • Musankwa

      Kokoliko, I agree with you. Covid-19 is here and we need to fight it without involving politics in it. Its not necessary. Yesterday I was listening to Cornelius Mweetwa on Radio Phoenix news, already is accusing govt of planning to squander the alleged funding from WHO. Seriously is this the time for this. Zambians lets unite.

  20. Chisha's

    Keep on insulting leadership belongs to God

  21. Koswe

    Every family is gripped with sadness when they a challenge like death. Friends and even those who hated that family come together to assist. We have a challenge before corona virus which teehe world is now fighting how can then a sensible person link this to elections eaand economic meltdown ? Do we have leaders in upnd? Hakaimde knowwwwws very well that. Zambians are watchaseeing he has been fooling this nation for too long he is now not talkineeg a affbout floods which have eraffected some provinces coz southern province is not one of them you can see how tribal he is. Zambia will fly alover her problems and shall prosper

  22. treason

    Wrong HH never rejoice .lungu has not closed foreigners from entering our country but you have not given him any advise to him but you Are busy condemning hh who was complimenting government for the work done. This indicates your hate

  23. Zikomo

    Lockdown bcoz wrong idea bcoz is a landlinked country than tanzian whch as decide 2 avoid it. Zambian is a important country no manufacturing and this cause dollar continue increasing due 2 convid 19. Kikikiki.. Lockdown a tap or pipo 4 again opposition wil blame 4 economic failure on govt. Don’t combined virus and economic we need money and health equipement 2 fight corolla vix 2019 new car model

  24. King cool

    My only advice to my fellow citizens, we have sinned against God and we need to repent for God to help us to eliminate the problem of convid 19 . I want every Church goer to read this chapter very carefully. Ezekiel 14:12-23, 1 Peter 5:7–11 . 2 Corinthians 2:4

  25. ze

    LEAVE HH ALONE the only hopefull leader were waiting for

  26. CONCERNED CITIZEN

    I don’t think chanda is wrong on this blood thirst HH .He rejoices when there is confusion in Zambia, by the way HH is a president of tribal party and not a president of Zambia and has no right to start addressing the nation. Chanda has even made a mistake of applauding him. Applauding him for what , for belong to the dark world. HH should repent else he will never rule Zambia mark my words. As at now I cant vote for him not even at gun point.

    • Musankwa

      I listened to HH’s speech yesterday. He is proposing that customs duty be removed from medical equipment. But that is already in place even without Covid-19. Ba Economist?

    • Watchtower

      Chipuba zoona

  27. Tikambepo

    Condemned citizen you’re cursed forever coz you’ve gut no guts……why do you hate HH so much that you even reach to an extent of not voting for him even at gun point?the devil is in you.

  28. Rowdy

    Even on a pandemic that doesn’t know party lines you people want to remain divided? This pandemic has come so that people can realize we need each other when faced with an invisible enemy that knows bo boundaries. This is childish coming from chanda. Are not all efforts in combating the deadly virus welcome regardless of who is doing it? Isn’t HH also affected by it just like any other citizen in the country. Even you who keep fighting against each other on this platform grow up, this issue is a worldwide issue it’s neither PF nor UPND. Put your hatred aside and work together otherwise you will all perish and nothing will be left.

  29. logo

    unwise wil go in hel because ignorance

  30. Kennedy

    Chanda u shud grow up n man up.stupid u think this is the time to start ur silly games? Wait til u are visited by corona.

  31. Patrick simwaba

    U like hh ka I think Mr Chanda u must learn a lesson on taking about pipo who is not yo family member

  32. Owen

    a leader busy dividing the nation, and finding faults in everything the government is doing ,wen is he ever going to think for the nation and nt for his selfish reasons

  33. bronco

    panyo pako iwe

  34. saimbwende

    Spot on Ba Chanda
    this guy wishes our country bad all the time I wonder what goes on in his dull head this tribalist is an enemy of the people why are you pf treating him with kids gloves this know it all hh means business.
    Take him on and ensure that you reach a serious at the polls especially in 2020
    this guy hh is a coward that’s how cowards behave they appear tough but they are plastic and vulnerable

  35. saimbwende

    Spot on Ba Chanda
    this guy wishes our country bad all the time I wonder what goes on in his dull head this tribalist is an enemy of the people why are you pf treating him with kids gloves this know it all hh means business.
    Take him on and ensure that you teach him a serious lesson at the polls especially in 2020
    this guy hh is a coward that’s how cowards behave they appear tough but they are plastic and vulnerable

  36. Nux

    Don’t hate some one for nothing mwabashani HH is real waufwa

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